How To Record Discord Calls – A Definitive Guide

How to Record Discord Calls

Discord is a voice and text chat app for gamers. It allows users to communicate with each other in real-time, with voice and text.

This can be quite useful when playing games with your friends, but there are some problems you may face. 

One of those problems is that Discord calls aren’t recorded automatically. Sometimes it’s necessary to record the audio or video calls on Discord and find no official way to do so.

If you want to record Discord calls, it can be surprisingly simple, however, with the help of third-party apps. 

Keep reading this post as we will show you the best Discord recorders to choose from and how to use them to record audio/video calls on Discord easily.

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[5 Methods] How to Record Discord Calls 

1. Craig Bot – Best for Recording Straight Within the Server 

Craig bot Discord
Craig bot Discord

Discord Craig Bot is a simple, versatile, and multifunctional plugin that supports recording calls to your server.

It’s super easy and simple, even a child can use it if he follows these steps. Moreover, the bot functions exactly the same across multiple platforms such as Android, iOS, and PC. Here’s what you need to do:

  • To set up the Craig Bot, you should first create a Discord server and then head to the official Craig Bot website and tap “Invite Craig to Your Discord Server.”
  • Log in and select the voice chat you want to record, or use the default one
  • When you’re done recording, enter the command: “Craig:, leave (name of your server)” and tap on the link that you receive.

The file will be saved directly on your device.

2. Recording Voice and Video Calls Through OBS Studio 

OBS Studio
OBS Studio

OBS is a free open-source application that can be downloaded onto your computer and used for recording calls.

It’s also useful for live streaming video directly to YouTube, Twitch, or other platforms, allowing you to create your own tutorials and videos. Here’s how can you use it to record Discord calls:

  • Download OBS Studio. You can find it online and download it for free.
  • Click “+” under “Sources”. It’s near the bottom-left corner of OBS. From the appearing list of sources, select Audio Output Capture.
  • Name the audio source you just added, and then click “OK”.
  • Open the drop-down menu and choose the device you are going to record, usually the speaker, tick “Use Device Timestamps”, and then click “OK”. Now the program is able to capture your desktop audio, you can test it before you are going to record.
  • Click Start Recording under Controls on the right side.

This way, you should be able to record both audio and video calls on Discord.

3. Using Audacity for The Purpose

Audacity
Audacity

For anyone who wants to record Discord audio for free, you can use Audacity. While it may seem complicated at first, it’s actually quite easy.

The software is available for various operating systems, including Linux, macOS, and Windows. Here’s how to use this free tool:

  • First, download Audacity and install it on your computer.
  • Then, launch the app and select “Edit” > “Preference” > “Devices”. Pick your microphone as the recording device from this menu.

Now open Discord, join a voice channel, and click on the red button to begin recording.

The black square button will stop the recording, and you can then click on “Export” to pick a location to store your file.

4. FonePaw – A Fairly New Tool to Record Discord Calls

FonePaw
FonePaw

This program enables you to record not only audio but also video calls on Discord.

While FonePaw in general is a screen recording software, there are certain features that set it apart from other tools available in the market.

Follow the steps given below to record Discord calls with FonePaw:

  • Download and install FonePaw Screen Recorder
  • Launch the app and click “Audio Recorder”. Adjust your settings to make sure that you’re able to record both your microphone and system sounds.
  • Press the “REC” button and begin your call.
  • Once your call is finished, press the red square button to end the recording

Now all that’s left to do is edit and save the recording.

5. Using Windows Xbox Game Bar to Record Discord Calls

Windows Game Bar
Windows Game Bar

When you’re in a call on Discord and want to record a conversation, you can use the Windows Xbox game bar to do it.

The process is incredibly simple and comes with a bunch of other features you may want to take advantage of. Here’s how to do it:

  • Press the “Windows” key and then “G” on your keyboard. The game bar will open, and you’ll see all the options on the screen.
  • Under the “Audio” section on the left, select the audio you want to record.
  • Click on the microphone icon above that to turn it on while recording.
  • When you’re ready to start recording, click on the “Record” button at the bottom of the screen (or use the Windows key + Alt + R shortcut).

When you stop recording by clicking the icon in the top right corner, your file will automatically be saved to your computer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is it Illegal to Record Discord Calls? 

Well, it is legal to record discord calls for personal use as long as you do not share the recordings publicly.

If you want to record discord calls for personal use only and do not share them with anyone else, then there is no issue with it.

2. Can You Record a Discord Call Without Anyone Knowing?

Yes, you can. Discord doesn’t offer an option to record these conversations, but it is possible using third-party solutions.

But before you begin, you should be aware that, in many locations around the world, it’s illegal to record other people without their permission.

Bottom Line 

Now that you know how to record a discord call, and what the potential uses may be for you, it’s good to keep in mind the ethical implications of doing so.

As with most things, the information is out there if you need it, but it may still fall on someone else to interpret your actions and legal rights.

Liam

As an independent technical writer, Ashish has specialized in various fields of computer science for over 5 years. He has authored white papers, manuals, product training programs, and marketing pieces pertaining to operating systems, programming languages, web security and online education. He is always up to date with the latest trends in technology.

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